Monday, August 3, 2009

OpenTable intros free mobile app for BlackBerry smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: OpenTable Inc., a leading provider of free online reservations for diners and guest management systems for restaurants, today announced that its free application for BlackBerry smartphone users is available for download on BlackBerry App World.

OpenTable for BlackBerry smartphones allows diners using BlackBerry OS 4.5 or higher to check the real-time availability of multiple restaurants in the area; view restaurant profiles and cuisine details; make free, confirmed reservations; and invite friends to join them.

“This OpenTable application is really ideal for business travelers,” said Caroline Potter, chief dining officer at OpenTable. “When traveling to a new, unfamiliar city or planning a meal with colleagues, diners can now use OpenTable on their BlackBerry smartphones to instantly find and confirm an available table at a nearby restaurant—without having to research restaurants from a desktop computer or make multiple calls to find available tables.”

With this OpenTable application, BlackBerry smartphone users simply specify the desired date, time and party size, and they are immediately provided with a list of available tables at restaurants in the vicinity.

Diners using GPS-enabled BlackBerry smartphones can view nearby restaurants on a map without doing any typing, while diners using non-GPS models can simply enter in their address. From there, diners can refine results by price or type of cuisine, view individual restaurants on a map, and send emails complete with reservation information to friends.

Registered OpenTable members can see their upcoming reservations, earn OpenTable Dining Points and view their current points balances on their BlackBerry smartphones.

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